Flaws in Mozilla's Handling of Security Certificates Discovered and Fixed

Tuesday July 27th, 2004

CNET is reporting that two new flaws in the way Mozilla handles security certificates have been discovered. The more serious vulnerability allows a site to appear to have a security certificate when it does not (bug 253121). The other hole makes it possible for an attacker to overwrite the root certificate authority certificates, causing an error message to appear whenever the user tries to access a (genuine) secure site (bug 249004). Both bugs have now been fixed, but updated end-user releases of Mozilla products are not yet available.

#17 1.7.2 build

by kguru

Wednesday July 28th, 2004 1:31 PM

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I downloaded today's 1.7 latest nightly build of Mozilla. When I go to About Mozilla, it says it is version 1.7.2. Would I be correct in assuming that these bug fixes are in this build (build id #20040728) I guess I would expect a 1.7.2 release to be occuring soon.